Sibel Golden, PhD., Seattle psychotherapist for women

Dr. Sibel A. Golden is a Seattle-based Psychotherapist with 25 years of experience. She specializes in eating disorders and body image issues.  She is the creator and facilitator of Real Food + Real Beauty which promotes positive, compassionate, and sustainable relationships with food, weight, and body.

Dr. Golden is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and has been a professional member of the National Eating Disorders Association for 30 years.

Dr. Golden is available for interviews and media partnerships. Her specialties include:

Positive Body Image + Size Acceptance

No matter what weight, size, or shape a woman is, she deserves to feel good about herself; to love her body; to feel beautiful.  This isn’t so easy when there are millions of messages out there telling her otherwise.  We’re committed to helping every woman find her ‘real beauty’, despite the pressures, ideals, and myths (think BMI!) out there.

Living a Creative and Passionate Life

Inspiration.  Meaning.  Purpose.  Living a fulfilling, meaningful, happy and passionate life means getting in touch with what moves you and inspires you.  It’s about finding inspiration and beauty everyday–in yourself, and in the world.  Knowing what inspires you and what feels authentic–that’s the sweet spot.  Did you you know that building a creative practice is like building a meditation or yoga practice?  I can show you how.


It is so easy to get caught up in the eating trend du jour (Paleo and Gluten Free anyone?). It isn’t that these approaches are bad or wrong, it’s how you respond to them. Becoming obsessed with eating the “right” way can cause a lot of problems including anxiety, social isolation, and depression, as well as a full-blown eating disorder.

From Emotional Eating to Intuitive and Mindful Eating

Most of us have experienced emotional eating.  We eat to feel better emotionally, not just physically.  It’s my job to help women  find out how and why this is happening (with deep self-compassion along the way), and how to trust her body to distinguish between emotional and physical hunger; choose what’s going to be satisfying and delicious; and be aware of how all the senses can participate in selecting, preparing, and eating. It’s a beautiful thing.

Exceptional Self-Care

We are told that self-care is important, but often we aren’t sure what that truly means.  Self-care is part of our sustenance.  Self-care practice reduces stress and energizes.  When it comes to self-care, we go deeper to find daily, and regular self-care practices that are individualized, meaningful, and truly make a difference in your life.

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